A question of ‘How are you?’ was answered in Chiyoda Ward this morning with another question, ‘How are you?’
“Frankly, it was quite weird because I was asked a question after posing a question,” said Austen Frawley.
“And it was the same question.”
There was an awkward moment of silence after ‘How are you?’ was repeated within the space of a couple of seconds.
“I felt awkward,” said Frawley.
“I’m trying to make friendly conversation and I’m confronted with the how-are-you-slingshot-effect.”
Frawley eventually responded to the man’s ‘How are you?’ with an ‘I’m fine, thank you’ and left it at that, deciding it was best to move on to more pressing issues of how atsui it’s been lately.